Yesterday, Tannehill had an average day. Under 200 yards, a TD, and not much explosiveness on offense. And take away two bad throws by Bortles, and Miami is in OT with the Jags, tied at 13.
You might say that in part its the Dolphins defense, but if you look at the teams they beat, other teams have held them to low totals as well. So it seems more likely the Dolphins defense has played well enough, while the offense has been just okay.
Under as in "underwhelming" and under as in the betting line.Three times this season, the Dolphins have come in under the betting total. With the NFL's increase in scoring (over 50 points in some games??!!), the Dolphins and their opponents are having trouble getting to the mid-40s combined points in most of their games this season.
That's underwhelming. Thankfully Bortles made those mistakes...but you can't rely on luck every week. At some point, it runs out.
Meanwhile the Patriots continue to show how wide the gulf is by completely dominating the Bears, where Miami beat them the week before - it was a somewhat convincing win, but not the beat down the Pats put on the same team.